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Top 30 Biggest Summer Movies Of 2013

Top 30 Best Summer Movies 2013 (B.S. Free)With summertime blockbusting done for this year let’s look forward to the top summer movies of 2013. The glum-free line-up features the usual mix of sequels (Hangover III), prequels (Monsters University), remakes (Great Gatsby), big screen adaptations (Lone Ranger) and original fare (Pacific Rim).

Tell us what you’re looking forward to in the comments.

– MAY –

Iron Man 3
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall
Director: Shane Black
Out: 3rd May 2013 (U.S. Dates)

Best Summer Movies 2013
Borrowing elements from the ‘Extremis’ graphic novel, this is about Tony Stark dealing with a virus that spreads through nanotechnology. Rebecca Hall (‘The Town’) plays Stark’s intellectual equal, a brilliant scientist who develops the nanotechnology that unintentionally lands in the hands of terrorists. Guy Pearce plays Aldich Killian, the evil geneticist who creates the virus. Ben Kingsley plays Mandarin, the villain ultimately pulling the strings. The hugely underrated Shane Black (‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’) is writing/directing, and the movie will have a global travel aspect similar to James Bond. There won’t be a role for Black Widow or any of The Avengers.

About Time
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander
Director: Richard Curtis
Out: 10th May 2013

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Romcom-drama starring Domhnall (son of Brendan) Gleeson as a young man from a family of time-travellers who attempt to change history for the better. During a trip to the past he falls for a woman (McAdams), but as he goes through his life he realises his ability can’t save him from the ups and downs that affect all families. Writer-director Curtis (dir. ‘Love Actually’, ‘Boat That Rocked’ / writ. ‘Four Weddings’, ‘Notting Hill’) has been shooting in the likes of Cornwall and Abbey Road, and knows how to do charming human relationships. McAdams has been a time traveller’s wife once before, but this will be more fun.

The Great Gatsby
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Out: 10th May 2013

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Remake of the Robert Redford-starrer, which was an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s romantic-drama. On Long Island, Midwesterner Nick (Maguire) is lured into the lavish world of his neighbour, Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio), a young, mysterious millionaire with shady business connections and an obsessive love for Daisy Buchanan (Mulligan). Nick soon begins to see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. The movie’s timely theme criticises the irresponsible lifestyles of some wealthy people. Baz Luhrmann, director of ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Australia’, is well suited to the grand material, and DiCaprio rarely disappoints.

Star Trek Into Darkness
Starring: Crew from previous movie, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Peter Weller
Director: J.J. Abrams
Out: 17th May 2013

Top 2013 Summer Movies
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. 2009’s pleasant surprise returns, keeping the same cast and director. Benedict Cumberbatch will play the villain, said to be similar to Khan (from ‘Star Trek II’). Peter Weller will be an important ‘CEO’ figure, while Alice Eve is a femme fatale. Location-wise, it will feature a “jungle planet” (is it Project Genesis?). If the movie has half the impact of the original ‘Star Trek II’ it will be terrific entertainment.

Starring: (voices) Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé, Colin Farrell
Director: Chris Wedge
Out: 24th May 2013

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3D animation about a teenager (Seyfried) who finds herself in a secret world in the forest, where a battle between the forces of good and the evil is taking place. There she must help a team of whimsical characters save their civilisation, in order to save hers. Based on the childrens book ‘The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs’, this is from the director of the perfectly-decent ‘Ice Age’ and ‘Robots’. It would appear to be somewhere between ‘Ferngully’ and ‘A Bug’s Life’, with a touch of ‘Avatar’. Beyoncé voices an evil spider queen. The lead couple closely resemble the pair from Disney’s ‘Tangled’. It all looks ok. Bad title.

Fast & Furious 6
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez
Director: Justin Lin
Out: 24th May 2013

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Universal are shifting the series focus from car culture street-racing to heists where car driving ability is just one aspect. The intention is to expand the audience further and ‘Fast Five’ was the transitional movie. The director of the previous three returns for this installment which is set in the UK and Germany. Luke Evans plays the villain, the leader of a crew of thieves targeting the same heist job. Michelle Rodriguez is back as Letty. MMA fighter Gina Carano will play a member of Hobbs’ (Johnson) team. Brazilian reviewers hated the inaccuracies in ‘Fast Five’s’ depiction of Rio, I expect fellow Brits will find the crew coming to the UK quite clunky too. Nonetheless, ‘Fast Five’ did huge box office numbers and since Vin Diesel’s return for the fourth movie the series just keeps getting bigger.

The Hangover Part III
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha
Director: Todd Phillips
Out: 24th May 2013

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The wolfpack are back on another misadventure only this time it won’t have anything to do with lost memories. Instead the story is about Phil and Stu taking Alan to Las Vegas to cheer him up after his father dies. They are intercepted by a gangster (John Goodman) who kidnaps Doug and orders them to find their old associate Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong), with whom he has a score to settle. It’s a sensible move changing the formula at this stage, it was getting tired and this frees up their wild antics. However starting with a funeral and looking to cheer someone up is a bit bleak. Director Todd Phillips returns, but says it’s the last ‘Hangover’ for all of them. The three leads are being paid $15m each for this, they got $300k for the first movie.

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  • Mags said

    Looking forward to Iron Man 3 the most! 🙂

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  • tristapants said

    Great Gatsby and World War Z sound good, but a lot of this list is already making me dread how many of these I am going to be coerced into seeing next summer.

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    • JP said

      Tristapants: I walked through Glasgow when it had been turned into the set of World War Z. The zombies sure did leave a trail of shaken looking dummies getting cold overnight in an array of destroyed cars.

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  • JP said

    Not more hangovers. I couldn’t stand the first Hangover film. How on earth have they managed to drag it out to three?

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  • Washaun1979 said

    Saw the suits for ironman 3, more gold than red, looks perfect. The iron patriot looks great also.

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  • Jsonzilla said

    The last few movies he’s directed haven’t been very good, but I always get my hopes up when Shyamalan does another movie and love Will Smith.

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  • dnwilliams said

    They missed a trick not calling Despicable Me 2 “Despicable We”.

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  • gd smith said

    GI Robodredd looks really really bad.

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    • Sheridan Passell said
      Sheridan Passell

      The studio announced today that Robocop’s been pushed back to Feb of the following year – 6 month delay.

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  • puppy said

    can’t wait to see despicable me 2 i like the 1st one so i’ll like da 2nd one. 🙂

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  • John Smith said

    On the behalf of most people who read the movie reviews that were written, it would be nice if the writer could stop wining about stuff in the reviews!

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    • Sheridan Passell said
      Sheridan Passell

      There are lots of sites that think everything’s awesome. I like to weigh up the good and bad.

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  • The Great Pretender said

    im only looking forward to Iron Man 3, The Hangover Part 3, and This Is The End with James Franco!
    was looking forward to kick ass 2, until I found out that jim carrey has to be in it. yuck. he ruined it for me.
    Iron Man 3 will be better anyways, also heard kick ass 2 looks cheap. probably is.

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  • Hangover's biggest fan said

    Hate people who complain about “The Hangover” movies!
    “however starting with a funeral and looking to cheer someone up is a bit bleak.” oh it’s bleak is it, do you really think you could of come up with a better idea, no, it would be most boriest idea ever, so just shut up about it alright? god im sick of these left wing nutjobs who think they’re f**king opinons matter, guess what, they dont mean sh*t! there’s lot of “Hangover” fans who are really excited for the 3rd one, so if you cant take that, then just go crawl under your rock and die.

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    • Sheridan Passell said
      Sheridan Passell

      If, as you propose, opinions don’t matter, why are you expressing one? I look forward to reading your website where everything gets 100% and is proclaimed as brilliant. That sure will be interesting. I don’t know why you think I’m ‘left-wing’ from reading this article. You certainly are a good advert for the right-wing. As for calling me a ‘nutjob’, I suggest looking in the mirror.

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    • Sheridan Passell said
      Sheridan Passell

      The Hangover Part III is now out and, guess what, the reviews are bad, the consensus is it’s more like an angrily dark action thriller than a comedy – not enough laughs. In other words, too bleak.

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  • Myka said

    Now that summer is over looking back at a few of these films. Iron Man III turned out to be a bigger blockbuster than anticipated, After Earth turned out to be the dud that was anticipated, World War Z turned out to be a big hit, White House Down was another dud – (one of the worst films of the yr along with After Earth), Lone Ranger was another bomb, The Purge & The Conjuring were big surprises, Pacific Rim wasn’t as big as fan boys hoped, Gatsby was a big surprise hit, Elysium was District 9 meets Johnny Mnemonic has done mediocre business. Many more big ones i didn’t mention of course. More disappointments than usual sums up that this summer was one of the worst in many yrs despite a record total grosses though I’m sure many more films were released this summer than the previous yr in order for the record total grosses.

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